The 8th of June 2021 celebrates the awarding of the ten videos made by the students of the many secondary school classes who were involved in the "Digital Art Ambassadors" activity.
The Digital Art Ambassadors represent the proposal of the Uffizi Galleries for the peer educational activities focused on cultural heritage to be included in the HEROES Model. The Model, based on the principles of the Peer Education and on the Non-Formal approach, is composed by original Guidelines and by a concrete educational proposal - included in a proper Annex - useful to design and carry out specific actions focused on the knowledge, protection, promotion and accessibility of cultural heritage, shared at European level. The Model is aimed to Secondary School teachers and cultural educators to make them able to create engaging, creative and interactive activities to approach and train young students to cultural matters as well as to support them in their personal development and growth.
The very relevant feature of this activity is that it was incorporated in the widest range of the educational offer aimed to Secondary School students for the PCTO - Percorsi per le Competenze Trasversali e l’Orientamento Program (Training Pathways for Transversal Competences and School Guidance, former School-Work Alternation Program), with the aim to convert the peer methodology applied to cultural matters in a stable practice. The videos were evaluated by a jury specially composed by the Uffizi Galleries.
For further details on the HEROES Project and on its community, click here!!
The ceremony will be attended also by the Director of the Uffizi Galleries, Mr. Eike Schmidt, and by the General Director of USR (Regional School Office) of Tuscany Mr. Ernesto Pellecchia.
The event will be broadcast live on the Uffizi Galleries Facebook channel.